The Istead Rise Bowls Club was formed in January 1986.
For some 10 to 15 years we played only on indoor mats at Istead Rise Community Centre which we still do for a seven month winter season from October to April.
The mats are not full length and are unique to the Community Centre purely as a size to fit the Hall.
In 2005 we hired a public green at Swanscombe Park to play as an outdoor club during the summer months. We are still at Swanscombe Park where we lease a comfortable clubhouse and lease a proportion of rinks from Swanscombe Council who very capably prepare the green for us.
We have a full summer fixture list, which you can find here where we play friendly matches with other local clubs with the exception of an annual trip to Whitstable.
We also enter teams in local competitions. As most bowls clubs do these days we are always looking for new players.
We are very a friendly group and would welcome anyone whatever their ability.
If you feel you would like to take part and need some gentle exercise please come and join us – just ask at the Community Centre. We have popular practice sessions twice a week.